Equipment

Bobcat unveils S595 skid steer; designed for high performance in a smaller package

Bobcat unveils S595 skid steer; designed for high performance in a smaller package

Here at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Bobcat has introduced the S595 skid steer, designed for contractors looking for more performance in a smaller ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS > The mixer, pump, dump and pickup trucks of World of Concrete 2016

PHOTOS > The mixer, pump, dump and pickup trucks of World of Concrete 2016

No piece of equipment fills more space at World of Concrete every year than trucks. There are mixer trucks, pump trucks, water trucks, dump trucks, ...

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Equipment

Genie adds 74-horsepower option on GTH-844 telehandler

The Genie GTH-844 telehandler now comes in with either a 74- or 99-horsepower engine.

Genie has added an under-75-horsepower Tier 4 Final engine option to its popular GTH-844 rough terrain telehandler, using a high-torque version of the Deutz 3.6-liter ...

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Equipment

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection to in-cab camera backup camera systems

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection to in-cab camera backup camera systems

Backup cameras are good. Radar object detection systems are even better when it comes to preventing accidents. At the World of Concrete last week, Preco ...

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Better Roads News

How Norris Asphalt and the Iowa DOT won NAPA’s Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in asphalt pavement

How Norris Asphalt and the Iowa DOT won NAPA’s Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in asphalt pavement

Norris Asphalt Paving and the Iowa Department of Transportation have received the 2015 Sheldon G. Hayes Award, the annual honor given by the National Asphalt ...

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Better Roads News

NAPA inducts Superior Paving’s Ronald White into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

NAPA inducts Superior Paving’s Ronald White into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

Ronald White, chairman emeritus of Superior Paving in Gainesville, Virginia, has been inducted into the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame. ...

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Better Roads News

NHTSA: Google’s self-driving system is now legally considered ‘a driver’

NHTSA: Google’s self-driving system is now legally considered ‘a driver’

Google wants to change what people consider a "driver" of a vehicle, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is legally making that possible. The NHTSA released ...

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State/Local Government

Texas DOT reminds residents political signs can’t be placed in right of way

Texas DOT reminds residents political signs can’t be placed in right of way

The general election might be eight months away, but the political season is in full force. But Texas wants to remind voters to be careful where they put ...

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Equipment

Ram unveils the 2017 Power Wagon: Rebel styling, Hemi power (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ram unveils the 2017 Power Wagon: Rebel styling, Hemi power (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Friday morning, Ram unveiled its latest Power Wagon model with Jeep and Ram brand head Mike Manley calling the truck the "pinnacle of our offerings" ...

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Equipment

Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Digital timesheet app busybusy has made a few changes that improve the app's ability to facilitate larger construction firms. We first reported on this app just under ...

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Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Technology isn’t just electrons and algorithms. It’s metallurgy and frame rails and a host of other details. Truck manufacturers use these tools to develop, produce and ...

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Better Roads News

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

No surprise: the top challenge facing state DOTs in improving structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) bridges is funding, according to our 2015 Better ...

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Business

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Although different contractors can have vastly different motivators, the successful ones all share a similar internal drive – one that spurs them on to not ...

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Equipment

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a commodity, an afterthought, the cost ...

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